After flashing our TPLINK TL-WR1043ND with OpenWrt i soon started to get complains from the family. In short: "internet is slow" was the feedback.
My own computer is connected with a cable and i couldn't see any problems with the network. But when i looked my wife's macbook wireless connection speed, it was well below 10 Mbps, usually 1 or 2 Mbps. Then i rebooted the TP-LINK and when the connection came up again, OSX reported 130Mbps. Problem fixed?
No... Next day i got same feedback. And rebooting the TP-LINK fixed the problem again, until next day, etc.
Somehow the connection speed dies in about 12 hours.
Has anyone experienced anything similar? Is this maybe related to Atheros and Mac compatibility? I used the router with TP-LINK firmware for couple of months and do not recall hearing any complains.
Now the problem is "fixed" with this line in crontab:
30 5 * * * reboot
After adding that, no complains anymore. But i feel stupid to reboot router every day and would like to get better solution.
Hopefully you can help?
Router Model TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND (HW: Ver 1.4)
Firmware Version OpenWrt Backfire 10.03.1 / LuCI 0.10.0 Release (0.10.0)
Kernel Version 22.214.171.124